Cellulite: what it is and how to reduce it
all know what cellulite looks like (unfortunately), but very few of
us actually know what it is. Cellulite is a series of ripples of
fat cells and fibrous connective tissue under the skin. It is
usually found on the thighs and the bum, especially in women, it has
a characteristic pucker or 'orange peel' appearance.
What are the causes of cellulite?
There has been a lot of speculation regarding what may cause
cellulite, but quite frankly we (sadly!!!) still donít know for
sure. For instance:
Being overweight doesn't cause cellulite - many sufferers
are slim, while many severely obese people show no signs of it.
Older people have more cellulite than younger people,
although it's also prevalent in adolescents.
Despite intensive research as well as the existence of
hundreds of different creams, lotions and oils which claim miracle
properties, no proven cure for cellulite actually exists.
tips for reducing cellulite
Pay attention to your diet
Drink plenty of water every day.
Avoid excessive consumption of coffee, alcohol, very high
fat foods like chocolate/candy.
Make sure your diet includes enough fiber. (30 grams a day
is a good target)
Eat plenty of fresh fruit.
Eat a balanced diet and remember: the more natural foods
your diet contains, the better it is.
Quit or cut down on smoking
This will also improve the colour of your complexion and limit your
wrinkles, not to mention improving your general health!
3. Take regular exercise
Remember that walking classifies as exercise. So, for instance, if
you work within a 40 minutes walk, avoid taking the car. This is one
of the best ways to making exercise part of your daily routine. Of
course this is just an example. Itís up to you to find the best way
of incorporating exercise into your life.
4. Don't let stress get on top of you
Make relaxation a regular part of your daily routine. Donít hold on
to the past or resentment. You cannot change what has already
happened. And donít get anxious about the future. Most of the things
we worry about, never happen anyway! Concentrate on the present
moment and make the most of youíve got. And think positive!